Posts Tagged ‘religious freedom’

On birth control women do not speak with one voice

April 2nd, 2014 Comments off

An important religious freedom case in the US Supreme Court last week had women’s groups of opposing persuasions standing outside in the sleet, brandishing banners and addressing anyone who would listen.

Part of President Obama’s health reform orders all employers except traditional religious congregations to include in their employee health insurance plans coverage of the full cost of contraceptives, including those which can cause an early abortion – or pay a fine, or restructure their business in a such way that they could be, technically, disconnected from the content of health insurance. Read more…

Media and other wrap up from this week!

April 2nd, 2014 Comments off

from Helen Alvare, March 28, 2014

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What a week! Tuesday’s Supreme Court oral arguments on the HHS Mandate give us reasons for both hope and concern. I summarized these at our blog (and Zenit, a Rome based international news service, shared the blog post with their readers worldwide). Agence France Press also covered us. Read more…

What the Supreme Court heard in HHS arguments

April 2nd, 2014 Comments off

Chief Justice John Roberts

In a discussion about Tuesday’s oral arguments on two cases challenging the government’s coercive mandate, one legal counsel said “it was really oral arguments“. Read more…

HHS mandate: Supreme Court hears oral arguments

March 28th, 2014 Comments off

Or put bluntly, the government mandate to violate your conscience.

It’s as simple as that. No matter how much spin has been spun, and there has been much, it comes down to this. Read more…

Here’s a prayer for you to say on behalf of Hobby Lobby

March 24th, 2014 Comments off

from American Family Association

On Tuesday, March 25, the Supreme Court of the United States will hear arguments to decide whether the right to free exercise of religion applies when Christians engage in business. Read more…

Prayer and action for oral arguments on the Mandate!

March 22nd, 2014 Comments off

from Helen Alvare

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We’re just days away from the oral arguments on the Mandate and we are in high gear!

First, there is a prayer vigil and rally organized by religious liberty supporters in solidarity with the Green (Hobby Lobby) and Hahn (Conestoga Woods) families. Planned Parenthood and other proponents of the Mandate will be outside the Court too, so it’s important that we SHOW UP IN LARGE NUMBERS! The media will have all eyes on the scene outside the court, and I can’t emphasize how important it is that we do our part to let it be known that there are WOMEN who stand for RELIGIOUS FREEDOM! Read more…

Countdown to SCOTUS!

March 13th, 2014 Comments off

from Helen Alvare

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We’re less than two weeks from the HHS Mandate oral arguments at the Supreme Court!

1. Please pray for the lawyers!

Becket Fund for Religious Liberty
Alliance Defending Freedom

2. Now is the time the media want content. Let’s give them some!  Here’s the fact sheet based on our amicus brief (Special THANKS to WSFT member Karen, who condensed it!). And here’s the other fact sheet on the Mandate.

Here’s what you can do with them: Read more…

Big Government vs. Little Sisters: a breach too far

March 10th, 2014 Comments off

With over ninety lawsuits in courts for over two years contesting the government’s violation of the Constitution and the Religious Freedom Restoration Act, this one may be emblematic. Read more…

The silent war on religious liberty

March 5th, 2014 Comments off
The Governor of Louisiana sails into American elites trying to circumscribe religious freedom

In a recent speech delivered at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation and Library Louisiana, Governor Bobby Jindal made the case for defending religious liberty. He sailed into the “group of like-minded elites”, including the Obama administration, “determined to transform the country from a land sustained by faith — into a land where faith is silenced, privatized, and circumscribed.” Read more…

Women Speak for Themselves

February 21st, 2014 Comments off

from Helen Alvare

With the Supreme Court arguments over the Mandate quickly approaching (March 25) we have the opportunity to continue speaking out, and gaining public attention. To help enable that, here is a fact sheet I have promised you.  It’s the first of two I’ll send. This one is a list of “themes” and supporting sources, you can use to criticize the Mandate.  You could even copy it and pass it out wherever you can too! Read more…